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Brilliant Q1 2018 Accounting, Finance & Information Technology Hiring Forecast

Since 2012, Brilliant, in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been conducting a quarterly study on the hiring trends and business factors affecting the accounting, finance and information technology professions.

The comprehensive report includes proprietary data collected from human resources professionals and hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or information technology professionals within industries such as manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, media, software, nonprofit organizations and others.

Open Positions and Hiring Plans Slated to Increase in Q1 2018 According to Latest Brilliant™ Study
Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Professionals Remain in High Demand

As we enter the first quarter of 2018, it’s important to assess how businesses plan to start out the year. Despite the recent economic uncertainties in the latter half of the decade, we still have a tight labor market. Given these circumstances, it’s encouraging to know that businesses continue to report increased plans to hire accounting, finance and information technology professionals in Q1 2018 and beyond.

Last quarter, we saw 38 percent of businesses with accounting and finance openings, and 19 percent with information technology (IT) vacancies. For the coming quarter, 40 percent of businesses are reporting unfilled jobs in accounting and finance, and 28 percent are reporting openings for IT. These numbers have increased from last quarter, especially for IT which marked the highest percentage of openings reported in the past year. This likely indicates that higher wages and benefits will be offered by hiring managers in order to attract the needed talent.

The Brilliant Q1 2018 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring forecast, produced in conjunction with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), determines important hiring trends and economic factors affecting the accounting, finance and information technology professions. Close to 300 human resources professionals and hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and IT professionals within industries such has manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, nonprofits and technology, participated in the study, between Oct. 24, 2017, and Nov. 6, 2017.

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